Joppa Named for Hellenic Wind Goddess Iopa Brought to Levant by Mycenaean Philistines Who Soon Relinquished


The ancient port of Joppa where king David received the timbers barged down the coast from Lebanon had been founded circa 1350 b. c. (when the Ice Age had ended) by Philistines (the Palaeste come from the Adriatic) who named the city for a greek wind goddess Iopa (daughter of Aeolus and granddaughter of Elisha), but the Philistines didn’t control that great port for long because the tribe of Dan moved in circa 1300 b. c. after the Israelites had invaded the Promised Land from the east led by Joshua.